Distributor sponsors SAE International Anti-Counterfeit Parts Symposium

September 16, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Mouser's Quality Expert Chuck Amsden is scheduled to speak on “Mitigating Counterfeits in the Authorised Supply Chain”.

Mouser Electronics is to sponsor and participate in a major symposium dealing with the problems of counterfeit electronic parts.

The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International 2013 Counterfeit Parts Avoidance Symposium, scheduled for September 27 th in Montreal, will provide an open technical forum on the negative effects of counterfeit electronic parts and the processes available to mitigate that impact on business. Special emphasis will be on the risks that counterfeit components pose to aerospace and defence manufacturers.

Industry leaders will participate in panel discussions and presentations on key issues, including identification of counterfeit parts, risk assessment, avoidance protocols, test methodologies and compliance. In the exhibition hall, Mouser will answer questions about its quality measures and practices to ensure authorised parts and avoid risks of counterfeit.

Mouser is an AS9120A authorised distributor, and sponsor of this SAE International event. Chuck Amsden, Mouser’s Director of Quality, will be one of the symposium’s featured speakers. Amsden will speak at on “Mitigating Counterfeit in the Authorised Supply Chain with AS6496,” which is the latest SAE International standard in development for dealing with counterfeit electronics in authorised distribution. “Upon completion, this standard will define the requirements for distributors operating in the authorised supply chain for mitigating counterfeits,” Amsden explains. “In my presentation, I will walk through the current draft, and point out many of the major details that differentiate AS6496 from previous standards.”

Mouser was a contributing member on the committee that wrote AS5553, the first SAE International standard created to mitigate counterfeit electronics, and again contributed to AS6081, which is progressing to the next anti-counterfeiting standard, AS6496.

Mouser; www.mouser.com/sae-counterfeit-symposium/